A national strategy to promote Open Educational Practices in higher education in Australia

Carina Bossu, Linda Ward, Sandra Wills, Shirley Alexander, David Sadler, Peter Kandlbinder, Natalie Brown, Janet Chelliah, Katherine Klapdor, Philippus Uys

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Currently in Australia, there are no policies and regulations at national levels to promote and encourage the adoption of Open Educational Practices (OEP) across the higher education sector. As an attempt to bridge this policy gap, a project proposal was developed by a group of OEP advocates and researchers and then successfully funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (AGDET). This paper explores and discusses the approaches, deliverables and recommendations of this project titled Students, Universities and Open Education (OpenEdOz) Project. One of its main deliverables was a National Policy Roadmap, which aimed to assist the government to realise the potential of OEP for the Australian higher education sector and open up opportunities for further national policy development and support in which OEP can flourish. The policy roadmap was informed by a range of national and international evidenced-based case studies related to OEP projects and initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education
Place of PublicationAustralia
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventASCILITE 2016: 33rd International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 28 Nov 201630 Nov 2016
https://2016conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2016-Conference-Handbook.pdf (Conference program)


ConferenceASCILITE 2016
Abbreviated titleShow Me The Learning
OtherWe invite and welcome you to meet experts, share your research, learn about the future of educational technology and become part of a vibrant global community at the 33rd annual ASCILITE conference hosted by University of South Australia in Adelaide.

This year ASCILITE is collaborating with the Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI) which is the main forum in Australia for exchange of knowledge, innovation, and experiences in the area of Learning Analytics. The event offers a great opportunity to learn about analytics in education, showcase your activities and benchmark results through exposure to the thinking, experiences and feedback of other practitioners and researchers in the field. ALASI will be hosted at The University of South Australia on November 27 (the day before ASCILITE).
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